The Land Clearance For Redevelopment Authority approved a tax abatement for a 104-unit apartment project at 18th and Holmes, but developer Steve Foutch says the level of abatement was too low to make his project work.
Late trash pickups have led to a crescendo of complaints this summer, especially in south Kansas City. But surrounding suburbs, including Fairway and Lansing, also have been experiencing trash problems, which stem from a lack of drivers in the area.
The home improvement chain will start taking applications Aug. 31 for its new Belton store at 800 E. Markey. No opening date was released. It also is opening stores in Independence, the Northland and Olathe.
Colleen McCain Nelson, who was a summer intern at The Kansas City Star in 1995, will return this fall as vice president of the newspaper’s editorial board. She received a Pulitzer with two others for their editorials at The Dallas Morning News and currently covers Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The Star also is hiring Eric Nelson, her husband, to head its digital operations. For both, the move from jobs in Washington, D.C., marks a return to roots.
Tax incentives for development projects are a hot topic in Kansas City. A much-discussed ordinance that would limit the level of tax incentives for private projects will get a hearing before a council committee, months after its introduction. But don’t expect a quick vote.
Advances in technology and bag-handling procedures deserve credit for a decline in wayward luggage, including improvements over the years in the bar-coded tags and optical scanners that have long been in use for identifying and sorting checked luggage. But optical-scanning systems have their limits, and the airline industry has been slow to adopt methods used by other industries that need to track items through the shipping process.
RootMetrics said Verizon won all six of its testing categories outright. No ties. It also won 41 statewide tests outright. AT&T was a strong second and Sprint held off rival T-Mobile yet again in overall performance rankings. The results confirm and contradict other testing reports, giving carriers room to market their best showings.
Wang Jianlin, the chairman of Dalian Wanda Group Co., said he intends to buy two non-production film companies in the U.S. that are worth more than $1 billion, will then pursue one of the Big Six movie studios. The Beijing-based real estate and entertainment conglomerate owns AMC Entertainment Holdings headquartered in Leawood.
Harley-Davidson Inc. on Tuesday introduced an all-new engine, the Milwaukee-Eight, named for the city where the company was born. Harley, which operates a manufacturing plant near Kansas City International Airport, says it’s only the eighth time in the company’s 113-year history that it has done a complete redesign of its classic V-Twin engine.
Bridget Hughes shows her tiny Kansas City apartment where her family of six live. Rents across Kansas City have spiked in the past year with the highest increases occurring in what had been areas with the lowest average rents, meaning that low income renters are feeling the greatest distress. Video by: ALLISON LONG | email@example.com